“I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.”
In memory of my friend, Megan, I’m asking friends to consider signing up for Army of Women. This is not a traditional pink ribbon campaign, it’s an innovative program that matches individuals with researchers seeking study subjects.
The objective is to allow researchers to conduct a wider array of studies and to solve the puzzle as to how breast cancer starts and how to stop it in women. “Most basic research in breast cancer has been done in the laboratory and on animals, or with samples collected and stored from women with breast cancer. Researchers use animals and samples from a “tissue bank” because they don’t have ready access to healthy women. But what we learn from animals doesn’t always translate into how cancer develops in women, and tissue only from women with cancer may not help solve the puzzle of what caused the cancer.”
Women who are interested register on the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Army of Women Program website, providing very basic information such as name, age, city, and state of residence. You will receive email updates from the Army of Women announcing new research studies looking for volunteers just like you. The email will detail the research project and who and what the researchers need. If you fit the criteria and you’d like to participate, all you need to do is click “Yes Sign Me Up”, this lets us know you’ve accepted our “Call to Action”. From there, you will be asked to log-in to your account and then directed to the next steps. If you accept the Call to Action by clicking “Yes, Sign Me Up”, you will be asked a couple of screening questions to make sure you qualify for the study. Once we confirm your qualification for the specific study, your information will be given to the researcher conducting the study and you will be contacted by the researcher for a secondary screening to make sure you meet the study criteria and answer any questions you might have about study participation. You will never be pressured to take part in any study. The decision to take part is yours — and yours alone. If you meet the study criteria as determined by the researcher and are interested in taking part, the study researcher will let you know what you need to do next.
Scotland Yard’s first surveillance camera, bought in 1912, was used to spy on “increasingly militant suffragettes” who demanded votes for women, regarded as terrorists in their day.